Duchess Kate enjoys a private girls outing with daughter Charlotte at the 'Nutcracker' ballet

Duchess Kate Middleton left her sons and husband at home to take her daughter, Princess Charlotte, to a  pre-rehearsal performance of “The Nutcracker” ballet at the Royal Opera House.

The Duke and Duchess’ first child is a confirmed dance enthusiast, therefore making a ballet performance the perfect treat for her.

“The Nutcracker” ballet is traditionally performed around Christmas time, and it was an appropriate start to the Royals’ holiday celebrations.

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CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY CELEBRATIONS

The Duke and Duchess hosted military families at Kensington Palace for a Christmas party. Princess Charlotte was not present as she was at pre-school.

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William’s view on her absence was jokingly communicated:

“because I can’t do this and look after the children!”

The royal couple has expressed that their children are excited for Christmas, which they have shown by putting up decorations and singing holiday songs.

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EUGENIE’S WEDDING

Despite not being at the Christmas Party, the Duke and Duchess’ two eldest children were the centers of attention at Princess Eugenie’s wedding.

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Prince George was a pageboy, and Princess Charlotte was a bridesmaid in the wedding ceremony. The children were dressed as angels who made them look even cuter than usual.

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Other children at the wedding included the Hubert de Givenchy’s great-great-nephew and Savannah Phillips, who is Princess Anne’s granddaughter.

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